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Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate 'Unbelievably Stupid,' 'Dangerous': 'You Shame Your Country'
NewsBusters ^ | December 19, 2012 | 08:42 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:17 AM PST by Red Badger

CNN's Piers Morgan has been on a rabid anti-gun rant since July's Aurora, Colorado, shootings that has gotten even more venomous after Friday's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

On Tuesday, he rudely and disgracefully tore into guest Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," concluding the interview by saying, "You shame your country" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: The AR-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in America, Aurora, the shopping mall in Oregon, and now at Sandy Hook school, is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit mass atrocity, can fire hundreds of bullets at rapid speed, if you have the right magazines.

The president of the United States has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. What is your view?

LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I think we need to ban gun control laws that keep people from being able to protect themselves. The problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. We've tried that. That doesn't work. Doesn't even work in England. You have mass murders there all over Europe. There have been mass murderers.

MORGAN: You're talking complete and utter -- you are talking complete and utter nonsense.

PRATT: The solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police come after everybody is dead.

MORGAN: What you've just said, Mr. Pratt, was an absolute lie. The gun murder rate in countries like Britain or Germany or Australia, we've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, have -- there are 35 people killed a year. Your country has 12,000.

PRATT: Your murder rate has -- your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. Your violent --

MORGAN: Lower? It's 75 against 12,000 in Australia.

PRATT: Your violent crime rate --

MORGAN: They had a massacre. And they got rid of the assault weapons.

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1 posted on 12/19/2012 7:16:22 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Piers Morgan needs to be deported.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 7:19:17 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Red Badger

Again, the question is: why do conservatives go on these tv shows? Unless they are prepared to get just as loud, down and dirty as the hosts, they are going to lose.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 7:19:26 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Red Badger

I be;ieve it has been shown that, once you look at per capita rates, GB and Australia are more prone to gun crimes than this country.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 7:20:05 AM PST by NRA1995 (CNN should be PNN (Propaganda, Never News))
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To: Red Badger

Remind me again why we bailed the Brits out in WWII.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 7:20:05 AM PST by Fido969
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To: Red Badger

Am I the only one who kinda wishes the world would end just so we wouldn’t have to listen to this bullshit all the time?


6 posted on 12/19/2012 7:20:54 AM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Red Badger

Soledad O’Brien and Piers Morgan show how low the standards of journalism have fallen.

It’s now become naked propaganda, and a surprisingly large amount of people don’t mind it.

Neither of them bothered to feign objectivity, or even deal with facts in their segments on gun control. Just insults and scorn.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 7:21:21 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: Red Badger
Morgan should be reminded that it was an armed Colonial populace that revolted in 1775 to overthrow British tyranny.
8 posted on 12/19/2012 7:21:37 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Red Badger

Piers is stained with the blood of Sandy Hook. He and all others who promote the criminalization of self defense.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 7:22:31 AM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: Red Badger

Go back to the UK, Piers. You a clueless.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 7:22:43 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Red Badger

Go back to yours, you sodomite wanker.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 7:23:29 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Red Badger

Stop leading with your emotions, Piers.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 7:23:35 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Red Badger

Piers Morgan can ESAD. England is circling the sewer drain and they are only an example of how to ruin a once great country.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 7:23:50 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Chainmail

To France........


14 posted on 12/19/2012 7:24:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger

Never argue with a talk show host whose name sounds like a french dessert.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 7:25:32 AM PST by AU72
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To: nolongerademocrat

No.


16 posted on 12/19/2012 7:25:58 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Red Badger

Somebody check this guys green card


17 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:13 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Red Badger

Piers needs to be dropped in the Atlantic.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:56 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Fido969

They didn’t used to be such a bunch of faggots.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 7:26:59 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Red Badger

Morgan is a twit (sp?)

the Oregon shooting he cites was stopped by a Nick Meli (CCW)

P155 off piers.....

By the bye, merry old england has ALWAYS had lower crime rates, something to do with population density maybe....


20 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:02 AM PST by petro45acp ( Merry Christmas !! Adeste Fidele!)
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To: Fido969

Because they were a much more virtuous people back then, just like we were.

They just seemed to have decayed at a faster rate than us Postwar.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:02 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: Red Badger
Why does anyone in America listen to a citizen of the U.K. lecture us on our Constitution and Bill of Rights? Go back to your country and STFU.

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan (born Piers Stefan O'Meara; 30 March 1965), known professionally as Piers Morgan, is a British journalist and television presenter.
22 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:14 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Red Badger

Hey Piers, should NRA leadership and membership be shot, wiped off the face of the earth? Well....? Waiting for an answer....


23 posted on 12/19/2012 7:27:17 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Chainmail

Piers Morgan needs a good Texas ass kickin’.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 7:28:06 AM PST by CaptSkip
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Hey Piers! My ancestors killed your ancestors at the Battle of Bunker Hill.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 7:29:04 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Red Badger

Lefties love to talk about “ugly Americans” who go around criticizing other countries. They dont seem to mind when lefty foreigners do it to us. FUPM


26 posted on 12/19/2012 7:29:20 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: petro45acp

Not to mention the lack of the major demographic that causes most gun violence in the US, inner city young black men which murder other inner city young black men.

If the demographics were altered to match that of Europe, would the crime rates really be that much different?


27 posted on 12/19/2012 7:30:02 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: NRA1995
Google school shootings for Canada and Great Britain. For countries where gun control is legendary, you'd be pretty surprised with the result.

Ignored in all of the was the guy in China who slashed all those people on the same day as Newton.

As I keep telling people, hands and feet are responsible for many more deaths in the US than guns!

28 posted on 12/19/2012 7:30:25 AM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Red Badger
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29 posted on 12/19/2012 7:30:43 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Red Badger
On Tuesday, he [Piers Morgan] rudely and disgracefully tore into guest Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, calling him "an unbelievably stupid man" who's "dangerous," concluding the interview by saying, "You shame your country"

Perhaps Piers Morgan needs to talk to other people with common sense. Or, at least, actually listen to guests, and conduct a civilized debate. Instead, Piers launches into name calling from the Democrats playbook, and spits out his hysterical and baseless gun control nonsense.

Samuel L Jackson said this about the Sandy Hook shooting: “I don’t think it’s about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”

Piers Morgan again clearly demonstrates his ignorance of the American people, the American culture, and his leftist bias. Does anyone watch him any more?

30 posted on 12/19/2012 7:33:28 AM PST by olezip
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To: Red Badger
Guess who would be hiding behind someone with a gun if their life would be threatened..I am sure the idiot would not think twice if someone threatened him..
31 posted on 12/19/2012 7:33:50 AM PST by PLD
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To: Red Badger

PM: “The president of the United States has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. What is your view?”

This, right here, is where a true-blue, patriotic American should begin the discussion.

The correct answer is: My “view” is that the POTUS should not be advocating for a violation of the US Constitution. Those that support such un-American advocacy should be rightly viewed as enemies of the Constitutionalist and a threat to our country. What’s your view, Piers?

By-the-way, are you naturalized?


32 posted on 12/19/2012 7:35:07 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Red Badger

Who are his sponsors?

take the money away from the Assault Media.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 7:39:04 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger

Find a clip of him clamoring for the arming of the Syrian people. The establishment was making the case for the 2A use it against them. If the 2A is good enough for the Syrian people its damn well good enough for Americans


34 posted on 12/19/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Red Badger
Here's how he should have handled the interview:


PIERS MORGAN, HOST: The AR-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in America, Aurora, the shopping mall in Oregon, and now at Sandy Hook school, is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit mass atrocity, can fire hundreds of bullets at rapid speed, if you have the right magazines.

The president of the United States has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. What is your view?

LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I think we need to ban gun control laws that keep people from being able to protect themselves. The problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. We've tried that. That doesn't work. Doesn't even work in England. You have mass murders there all over Europe. There have been mass murderers.

MORGAN: You're talking complete and utter — you are talking complete and utter nonsense.

PRATT: The solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police come after everybody is dead.

MORGAN: What you've just said, Mr. Pratt, was an absolute lie. The gun murder rate in countries like Britain or Germany or Australia, we've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, have — there are 35 people killed a year. Your country has 12,000.

PRATT: Britain is a dump. The economy is spiraling down the toilet, they have a huge dependent class, and people are arrested if they merely try to defend themselves. You think we should follow THAT example?

MORGAN: Don't try to change the subject.

PRATT: Maybe the CNN poofdahs think your British accent adds to your credibility, but spouting socialist propaganda isn't news, and you should be ashamed of yourself for saying you're in the news business.

MORGAN: I'm not going to listen to these insults - answer the question at hand. The facts are, they had a massacre. And they got rid of the assault weapons.

PRATT: The Brits have a long history of being subjects, and in the last generation they have created a permanent culture of welfare and dependency. We kicked your lobster-backed butts out of here in ‘76, and I think we should kick your paternal philosophy of subjecthood out of the country again. Go kiss Price Charles's butt, since that's what you really want to do, but don't expect us to buy your drivel here.

35 posted on 12/19/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by Fido969
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To: Fido969

:: Remind me again why we bailed the Brits out in WWII. ::

Because they had placed Sir Winston Churchill in a position of authority.


36 posted on 12/19/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Red Badger
There are five times as many people in the US as in the UK.

There are 14 times as many people in the US as in Australia.

And, if you edit out one demographic in the US - a demographic which by itself equals 60% of the total UK population and twice the population of Australia - the numbers shift dramatically.

37 posted on 12/19/2012 7:41:30 AM PST by wideawake
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To: Red Badger

Piers like di.. oops I mean spotted dick. If you are not a US citizen you ha.ve no input.


38 posted on 12/19/2012 7:45:22 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Red Badger

“can fire hundreds of bullets at rapid speed, if you have the right magazines”

The police have stated these were legally owned guns, which I understand in CT means no full auto. So this was a semi-auto AR-15....I guess the 0.223 Bushmaster.

What else fires at a rapid rate of speed?

Semi-auto pistols
Semi-Auto ‘hunting rifles’
Semi-auto shotguns
double action revolvers
guys real quick with pump action shotguns
lever action - if you’re quick
bolt action for some speedsters

What’s left?

Breakover shotguns
muskets

What Morgan is trying to do is convince the sheeple (and numb skulled congressmen) that this was a fully automatic weapon...’laying and spraying’....which is a lie.


39 posted on 12/19/2012 7:47:11 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Red Badger

Ask him “who is going to go around and collect all the guns from the criminals who disobey gun control laws?”


40 posted on 12/19/2012 7:47:51 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: Red Badger

Pierced Moron will wonder why he’s saying Allah Akbar in a few years.

Get stuffed, limey.


41 posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:31 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: miss marmelstein

Ok answer me this Piers? Are you coming to confiscate? Who’s going to do it? You? UN? US Army? Answer that? They like to talk about it, but none will answer that question?


42 posted on 12/19/2012 7:51:17 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: miss marmelstein

Ok answer me this Piers? Are you coming to confiscate? Who’s going to do it? You? UN? US Army? Answer that? They like to talk about it, but none will answer that question?


43 posted on 12/19/2012 7:51:17 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Red Badger

I’d like to see a guest ask one of these smarmy media types: “If the government passed an outright ban, and the people refused to comply, would support sending military to round up these people and imprison them? This is a yes or no question.”. If the answer is yes, leave the interview with the statement: “There is no point in continuing this discussion, because you have entered into it with a mindset seen played over and over again by every totalitarian regime in history.”


44 posted on 12/19/2012 7:52:10 AM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: lacrew

See, most people don’t realize “semi-automatic” means “every time you pull the trigger a bullet is fired”. To them “semi-automatic” implies machine gun like capabilities.

I feel like a lot of people would back off if they realized such a ban would mean you would have to buy a gun which you manually reloaded after firing each time.


45 posted on 12/19/2012 7:52:31 AM PST by Shadow44
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To: Red Badger

Just another example proving that the liberal mind is so warped that neither reason nor truth can reach it.

And that any attempt at civil discourse turns on their side to emotional and inflammatory name-calling and insults.

Note how this has progressed in the last 4 years.

Can we not see where this is headed? If this progresses, which I believe is inevitable, violence and/or war will come.

And it will originate from the left - not the right.


46 posted on 12/19/2012 7:53:53 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: crazydad

Damn shaky coffee fingers.


47 posted on 12/19/2012 7:55:00 AM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: Red Badger

So leave then!


48 posted on 12/19/2012 7:56:01 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: lacrew

morgan is just another stuck on stupid member of the Assault Media.


49 posted on 12/19/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger
Incredible how well all these phrases apply to P. Morgan.
50 posted on 12/19/2012 7:57:10 AM PST by apocalypto
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